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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 18, 2007 7:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: full show download

Hey Brett,

Yeah, when we switched to the new system, we dissabled the 'download the full show's lossless files in one link' thing:

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http://www.archive.org/about/faq.php?faq_id=249

What are the options for downloading a full recording?

Update 5/2006: Please note that due to a major system transition, many items' ZIP files (for their "Lossless" links) have been deliberately disabled for the time being. Engineers are still working on the best method for the new system.

Lossless: A ZIP file containing Shorten files or Flac files. Unlike formats like MP3, lossless formats are true to the original - there is no degradation in quality.

Hi-Fi: A ZIP file containing MP3 files encoded with a variable bit rate to deliver high quality at roughly 160kilobits per second.

Lo-Fi: A ZIP file containing MP3 files encoded at a constant bit rate of 64 kilobits per second. These files are ideal for users with slower Internet connections.

FTP: Using an FTP client you can log in to the Archive's servers and download all of the files at once.

Other Web Options: All files are displayed as individual links on any item's details page. Web-based download managers can be set up to download all the files you want from the page, as a group. For Firefox, the extension DownThemAll is a popular option.
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Unfortunately only the mp3 zips of VBR and 64k are offered as 'whole show' one click links. if someone wants the whole show in lossless, they have to either download the tracks one at a time, or use a file manager to que them all up. Also downloading them by FTP is an easy way to grab them all in one shot that is easy.

This was because hosting the entire show in lossless was too file-intensive.

tyler

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Poster: ledzep30513 Date: Feb 20, 2007 2:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: full show download

Tyler, What type of file manager are you refering to that would be able to DL all of the lossless files as a group? Instead of DL'ing them one at a time or using a FTP tool.
I'm not familiar with FTP clients/programs or the manager you refered to.
Thanks, Jim

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 24, 2007 8:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: full show download

the only one I know of is a firefox extension called 'DownTHEMall' .. but I know there are normal windows file download managers.

One that I know a lot of people like / have used before with windows internet explorer is 'Get Right'

http://www.getright.com/

it's free. try it out!